Nature Ruining Flowers

Well, it looks like I’ll have to buy some new flowers. It’s a shame because I really did love those roses. About an hour ago my house just randomly started shaking, which was very scary, and then all my pot plants fell from the windowsill. In the aftermath, all I could do was weep at the sight of the damage. Others may have been concerned for their homes or their families, but I’d just lost my poor, beautiful roses to the destructive forces of nature! My life will never be the same without them.

Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, although that is genuinely how I felt at the time. Now I’ve settled down a bit and realised that I could simply buy seeds online and enjoy the growing process again. It’s really nice watching something you’ve planted grow. I take great pride in cultivating flowers, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Thank you random shaking, for destroying my flowers! 

No, actually, I’ve changed my mind. This kind of sucks. Like, sure, I’ll enjoy nurturing new flowers and all, but it’s going to be so much effort. Do you have any idea how hard David Austin roses are to grow properly? So you know what, I’m kind of ticked off that mother nature decided to ruin my beautiful flowers. Why would you do this to me, world?

Admittedly, it was probably a bad idea to put my flowers in pots on the windowsill. A recipe for disaster, even. But what’s done is done. I suppose I only have myself to blame for this unfortunate situation. Next time, maybe I should do gardening outside like a normal person. Maybe this was the world’s way of getting back at me for taking its natural flowers indoors, where they would suffer from the stale air and lack of unfiltered sunlight. Alright, world, you win, I’ll plant my next batch of roses outside. Are you happy now?

– Rose

A flower addict

I think it’s time that I come to terms with my addiction. It’s a weird feeling, realising you’re an addict. It’s an even stranger feeling admitting you’re an addict. That’s why I’ve turned to this blog. Right everyone, I am going to finally come out and say. I’ve got an addiction… to flowers! I love flowers so much. I love how they smell, how they look, and how they grow when you care for them. Whenever I’m looking for new flowers to plant I tend to buy flower seeds online as I find websites have a lot more variety in terms of flower selections. Plus, I don’t really have to make a huge event out of finding a florist that has the seeds I want.

The only downside to my flower addiction is that I have terrible hay fever. My hay fever is triggered by grass and plants, so whenever I spend lots of time in my garden I just know I’ll be in for a day of itchy eyes and sneezing. The allergies may wear me out, but I refuse to let them get in the way of working in my garden. My latest addition to my flowering garden bed was some miniature roses. I wasn’t sure when the best month to plant miniature roses in Australia was, so I ended up letting my excitement get the best of me and started planting them anyway. I’m glad I did because now I have these beautiful miniature roses to admire every morning when I have my first cup of coffee for the day.

My mum is also a bit of a garden fanatic, sometimes I’ll go over to her house just to help out with the gardening. It’s always a lovely time. We plant seeds, we pull weeds, we talk and we water the plants. It’s a really great bonding activity, plus it keeps us active and in the sun for that healthy dose of vitamin D.